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Jeram assemblyman quits Bersatu to become independent rep

08 Aug 2020 / 17:42 H.

KUALA SELANGOR: Jeram state assemblyman Mohd Shaid Rosli, who is also Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division chief, today announced he has quit the party with immediate effect and will now be an independent representative.

Twenty-one Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division committee members also made the decision to leave the party.

“As the assemblyman elected by the constituents in Jeram, I am responsible for the mandate and trust given to me.

“As such I will remain with those who had given me the mandate until they make a new decision in the next general election,“ he said here, today.

Mohd Shaid said, following his announcement to leave the party, 13 Bersatu Kuala Selangor branches, involving over 2,000 members, were automatically dissolved.

Asked whether his move to leave Bersatu was to join the new party formed by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Mohd Shaid said he was willing to consider if the party really does exist.

“There is a big possibility for me and Bersatu Kuala Selangor Division members to join the party,“ he said.

Yesterday, Dr Mahathir announced the formation of a new party which is not aligned to either Pakatan Harapan (PH) or the Perikatan Nasional (PN).

The Selangor state assembly has 56 seats with the Pakatan Harapan coalition having 41 seats namely PKR (17), DAP (16) and Amanah (eight), while Barisan Nasional (five), PAS (one), Bersatu (five) and Independent (four). - Bernama

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